Altamaha Technical College helps adults start a new chapter in life with a Free GED© Practice Test
ATC hosts Open House, GED© program tours Sept. 6 in Jesup
(August 23, 2012) – More than one million adults in Georgia don’t have a high school diploma. In Wayne County alone, 4,376 people over the age of 25 do not have a high school diploma or GED©. That’s 22 percent of the county’s population.
And without a high school credential or GED©, these individuals are less likely to get a good-paying job, discover a great career and enjoy a much better life.
Altamaha Technical College urges these adults to take one easy step that can change their lives forever: a free GED© Practice Test.
On Thursday, Sept. 6, Altamaha Technical College will offer GED© Practice Tests at no charge to those attending an Adult Literacy Open House, held in the Jesup Campus’ Academic Support Center in Room 302B.
The Adult Literacy Open House includes a complimentary tour of Altamaha Technical College and the GED© Program, information on GED© Testing Scholarships and the opportunity to sign up for free GED© Classes. Refreshments will be served and free transportation courtesy of the Wayne County Transit will be provided from all Housing Authority area Community Centers on a continuous loop throughout the day.
The open house hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on the day’s events or the adult education program, contact Tabitha Ramsey at 912-427-5822.
Altamaha Technical College is one of the adult education centers in Georgia participating in National Literacy Week and Georgia Literacy Month.
Why is earning a GED© so important?
Last year, more than 19,000 adult learners in Georgia earned their GED diploma. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a person with a high school or GED credential earns $10,000 more per year than a non-high school graduate. The income level increases substantially more for those who go on to complete a certificate, diploma or degree program from college.
“Adult students are encouraged to talk to us at the Academic Support Center to learn more about scholarships available to help cover the cost of the GED test,” said Sandy Williams, Dean of Adult Education at Altamaha Technical College. “The time to take the GED test is now. This open house is a great opportunity for students to prepare to take the GED test now through the free practice test. In January 2014, the new version of the test will be released and unfortunately students who may have completed sections of the test but have not passed the whole test will have to start over.”
With five campuses in Jesup, Hazlehurst, Camden County, Baxley and Brunswick, Altamaha Technical College offers more than 80 degree, diploma and certificate programs. To learn more about Altamaha Technical College, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-645-8284 or go online tohttp://www.altamahatech.edu.